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Nov 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
of them worked hard to get the president re-elect and they're now hoping to shape his second term agenda. afl-cio, afscme, the sciu and the national education association were all there as were the heads of progressive groups including the center for american progress and moveon.org. they seemed pleased with the results. here's afl-cio president richard tromka after the meeting. >> we want to make sure we don't end up paying the tab for a party we didn't get to go to. the president is committed to that as well. >> jennifer: jay carney and harry reid both echoed his comments calling for raising taxes on the wealthiest to spare the middle class. that, of course, is the same position that helped get the president re-elected but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell surprised no one by disputing the idea that any mandate exists on this issue saying "if the president truly realizes that he was elected to represent all of its citizens, not just the ones who voted to give him a second term last tuesday, then he will seek the common ground he avoided so strenuously in his first term." pa
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
. as republican pundits blame tuesday's election results on ordinary americans, especially blacks latinos women young voters the president and democrats get on with the country's business. item number one for the adults to deal with, the looming fiscal cliff. think of it as a game of poker. we got a cool customer at the table and he's holding a winning hand. only problem is instead of folds, the other guy has a habit of flipping the table over, putting it to the barmaid's head. let's hope we catch him on a day when he's not listening to the voices. >> jennifer: mitt romney finally conceded florida today. florida joins seven other swing states in the blue column. just as vice president al gore predicted here "the war room" on tuesday. well-done, mr. vice president. so for all of you keeping score at home, the final electoral vote tally was 206 for mitt mitt romney. 332 for president obama. that would be a route. i just want to confess i had 303 in our pre-election electoral vote pool so al gore beat me fair and square. today, cbs reported a republican adviser said that actually mit
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Nov 7, 2012 9:00pm PST
, there were 60-newly elected lawmakers who swept into congress and now some of the most prominent among them went down in defeat so did the tea party overreach? >> no not at all. the fact is there is still a substantial majority you mentioned in this introduction jen, that the tea party is alive and well much to your chagrin. now 30 of the nation's governors are republicans. i think what we will see, both on capitol hill and at the republican national committee and across the kitchen table, is not self flagellation but a good self assessment, a healthy debate inside the party, understanding that principles endure, but methods may change and we'll have that debate in the days to come. >> jennifer: i'm interested in that. because you represent a different philosophy i think, duf. maybe i should use the world liberal side of the republican party. do you think the tea party overreached? >> we should all be happy about somebody who survived last night, and that's big bird. big bird survived. >> jennifer: whoo! >> but with respect to the concept of liberalism democrats and republicans make a
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Nov 15, 2012 9:00pm PST
spent $270 million on ads attacking the president this election. here's the good news though. that pledge opposing any climate legislation that raises taxes probably won't have much of an impact because the president has not even proposed a carbon tax. so there may be still hope. if congressional republicans continue to drag their feet though, we might see a lot more action on clean energy at the state level this term. joining me now to talk about creating a clean energy agenda at the state level is washington state governor-elect, jay inslee. he ran on a platform of bringing clean energy and biotech jobs this to his state. he's joining us via skype from % olympia, washington. governor-elect inslee, congratulations on your win and thank you so much for being here inside "the war room." >> thanks for the congratulations but congratulations to you because you were -- i was only the second most forceful advocate for clean energy in washington. you were the first when you came to help me get elected governor. thank you very much. >> jennifer: as you know i did it because i so believe i
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
in the throws of general disarray, the president holds his first post election press conference. as to this mandate business. >> obama: i got one mandate. i got a mandate to help middle class families, and families that are working hard. that's my mandate. >> jennifer: and tax cuts to the rich? >> obama: when it comes to the top 2% what i'm not going to do is extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it. >> jennifer: susan rice has been under assault as of late. >> obama: when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> jennifer: alrighty then. things under control here. we'll just get on back to our regularly scheduled programming. previously on "capitalcapitol affair"." >> obama: general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he serveed this country with distinction in iraq afghanistan, and head of c.i.a. people are innocent until proven guilty. >> jennifer: that's president obama speaking out for the first time about the sex scandal that abruptly ended the career of four-star general petraeus.
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
again, when running for election, shoot him. >> joy: all right. thank you. thanks to all of my >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," take a guess. ♪ [♪ theme music ♪] >> jennifer: individual mandate gun control, abortion -- oh hi there. just doing a little cleaning up. i don't need these flip flops anymore. although i'll keep a few of them. just throwing them away. i know it's unattractive to gloat, but let me allow ourselves to luxuriate for just a moment. it was a triumphant night. >> obama: tonight in this election, you, the american people reminded us that while our road has been hard while our journey has been long we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheers ] >> but it wasn't such a good night for the republicans who can't seem to get it. poor things. they have got their blinders on. they have got their feet in cement. they are still refusing to acknowledge that the world has evolved; that their universe of while maleness deficit obsessi
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
election. it was debated over and over again, and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> jennifer: in fact we have the empty champagne bottles to prove it. >> obama: so let's get to work. >> jennifer: love it. [♪ theme music ♪] >> obama: so all we need is action from the house, and i have the pen, ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. [ applause ] >> jennifer: that's president obama in the east room today urging house republicans to stop being so intrangedent. joining us tonight is jake sherman, the congressional core -- coarse upon independent for political. what does it mean for next week? will they get a deal? >> house republicans are saying they are not going to increase rates. they don't have the votes to do so so they are going to go to the white house, but john boehner even said recently this is going to be long talks. is the first round of negotiations after the election but what is important to keep is mind is that john boehner has already back pedalled from where he was in 2011. he wasn't even willing to
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Nov 12, 2012 9:00pm PST
elected on the basis that he was not romney and romney was a poopy head. >> more intriguing details the spy and the biographer and the lady that the biographer didn't like bengahzi and i think peter king is in there somewhere. like sands through an hour glass, so--what? copyrighted, got it. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> jennifer: this year a record setting 20 women were elected to the senate overall and there will be more women serving in congress than ever before. it's not just family female leaders who are making their voices heard but the female voters who voteed overwhelmingly for president obama. there was a 20-percent gender gap, the largest gender gap that gallop ever recorded. now that we have located 20 women to congress what do we have to deal with? a very public sex scandal. >> general david petraeus resigned citing an extramarital affair. >> jennifer: the country is again 'em broil embroiled in a debate over gender roles power and sex. put on your hat. put on your seat belts. let's take a look at how this story is unfolding as i speak. several months ago fbi agents started
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Nov 16, 2012 3:00pm PST
mccoppell had negative comments after at election. let's not take this to the bank. we have difficult negotiations ahead. what it seems to me has been made clear they will set is a revenue target and find a way to meet it and is it will have to increase some rates. by reducing the number of deductions. there will be significant changes in entitlements and democrats may have is a hard time with that. we may not get there until the end of december. you can imagine going through the negotiations and at the end of december boehner and mcconnell saying let's keep the tack cuts in place while we continue to negotiate. the president has to be firm. >> i completely agree with everything you just said. boehner after the meeting hinted he would be wiling to kick the can down the road and have the temporary solution. >> yeah. >> what would that mean for the markets? what would that mean for his caucus. do you think that's the most likely sceneario? >> the most positive is that some how they reach you a template. we are not talking about a full-blown dooley that provides -- it means a new budget
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Nov 14, 2012 9:00pm PST
their families. nancy pelosi was elected to congress at age 47, after she had raised her family. many of her male counterparts were elected in their 30s presumably while their wives were raising their families. of course they have more seniority at each calendar year in their lives. now she explains she did not regret her choices but it's one reason why women don't get as many plum assignments, because they don't have the seniority. so in staying on nancy pelosi is really looking out for those young women who are coming up. she's help to go redefine seniority and status on her terms. i am grateful and relieved to know it. third, really importantly there is no woman who is more vilified by the right than nancy pelosi. republicans use nancy pelosi as the whipping girl relentlessly, repeatedly incessantly. being the object of that much focus and hatred and fear, really requires a backbone of steel and a skinned a thick as ary no, sir certificate rouse. rye no, sir rouse. she could laugh read, pick up a hobby instead of with standing the arrows of her antagonists. she decided to stay not
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